Destruction: Fun or Dumb?
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Subject: Great Theme Song
Subject: Stylized 1970's film
Subject: Ahh! (or Eek!) The 70Â¡Â¯s!
Subject: Destruction is beautiful ecspecially with Philly Wickeds
Subject: Somebody knows their "Broken Window Fallacy"
Also, shooting someone when you have a perfectly good club in the form of a hydrant wrench seems pretty unlikely.
Right after one guy says "Destroying art is sick.", a girl smashes a mirror. I failed to see the connection.
Subject: It's just dumb
The film opens with a bunch of kids in tube socks and tiny shorts playing basketball on an urban playground. Eventually, all the kids leave except a blonde kid who throws a rock through the window.
Naturally, the cops come by at exactly this moment to chase the kid down and arrest him. Underneath the chase is this really banal theme song about vandalism.
From there, it goes down hill.
While a narrator seriously intones about the costs of vandalism, the film is thick with '70's television techniques, such as zip focuses, patterned blackouts, and unconvincing acting. While many of the scenes that have one or two people talking can be easily understood, groups of people talking are often echoy and hard to hear.
The real topper was the relation of a story of three boys that go out to vandalize a rival school and wind up shooting a guy. Naturally, as soon as the gun was fired, the cops show up and stop the car. However, the cops don't even bother to check if the guy got shot was still alive. It is bits like this that totally undermine the message of the film that makes it such a time capsule.
Subject: Kilroy Was Here
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Aparently kids are hitting themselves with hammers nowadays...
Subject: haha! theme song and all.
And as soon as he dramatically (in slow motion even) throws something through the window the police are on to him!
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